Chakra: Root and higher heart

Crystal System: Trigonal

Color: Red, green

Zodiac Sign: Libra, Aries, Pisces

Planet: Mars

Appearance: Green Quartz flecked with red or yellow jasper, often medium tumbled stone

Source: Brazil, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Russia, India

Attributes: As its name suggests, Bloodstone is an excellent blood cleanser and a powerful healer. It is believed to have mystical and magical properties, controlling the weather and conferring the ability to banish evil and negativity and to direct spiritual energies. In ancient times Bloodstone was said to have been an "audible oracle" giving off sounds and means of guidance. It heightens intuition and increases creativity. An excellent grounding and protecting stone, Bloodstone keeps out undesirable influences. It stimulates dreaming and is a powerful revitalizer.

Psychologically: Bloodstones gives courage and teaches how to avoid dangerous situations by strategic withdrawal and flexibility. It encourages selflessness and idealism and aids the recognition that chaos precedes transformation. Bloodstone assists you in acting in the present moment.

Mentally: Bloodstone calms the mind, dispels confusion, and enhances the decision-making process. It can revitalize the mind if you are mentally exhausted. This stone assists in adjusting to unaccustomed circumstances.

Healing: Bloodstone is an energy cleanser and immune stimulator for acute infections. It stimulates the flow of lymph and metabolic processes, revitalizes and reenergizes when body and mind are exhausted, purifies blood, and detoxifies the liver, intestines, kidneys, spleen, and bladder. Bloodstone benefits blood-rich organs regulates and supports blood flow, and aids circulation. It reduces the formation of pus and neutralizes over-acidification. It is helpful in cases of leukemia as it supports the blood and removes toxins. The ancient Egyptians used it to shrink tumors. Bloodstone can be used to heal the ancestral line. It cleanses the lower chakras and realigns their energies. 

Position: As appropriate. Wear continually for good health. Place in a bowl of water beside the bed to ensure peaceful sleep. As an immune stimulator, tape over the thymus.